Opportunities for mitigation
Promotion of a code of conduct
for collection (including replacement of boulders
and large algae to their original positions) will,
if adhered to, reduce habitat damage and improve
accessibility of crab stocks during future visits.
Collection of winkles and other species may be regulated
by bag limits and minimum sizes (although these
regulations have not always had a successful track
record in practice and require a lot of education
and policing to be effective). Zonation to exclude
collection from areas that are of archaeological
importance, scientific importance, or used for research
and monitoring may be necessary in some cases.